English Composition for Au Pairs


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This introductory writing course focuses on projects useful for students working as au pairs and nannies. The assignments involve critical reading, thinking, listening, and writing for a variety of audiences. Students will learn how to develop their ideas; organize rough drafts; respond to peer and instructor feedback; and revise and edit their documents. Students will compile a polished resume, cover letter, and follow-up letter, that highlight their English-language proficiency (speaking, listening, writing, and reading comprehension). Each student will also develop a responsible social media post, properly researched and cited, through a process of discovering, analyzing, and synthesizing information drawn from both print and electronic sources. For those who are seeking to rematch with a new family for their extension year, the course will guide students in writing a letter of introduction and creating online flyers/posters, for this purpose. The course meets in a computer classroom, so that students can work on projects with one-on-one instructor help. All needed resources will be provided to successfully complete the coursework. There will also be frequent opportunities for small-group interaction and collaboration, in our conversational learning community. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion (36 contact hours).

Class is fully online.

Tuition: $499 (includes course materials)

Instructor: Diana Ostrander, Ph.D., Anoka Technical College Professor of English, Writing, and Reading
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Class Dates: October 7 – November 11, 2023; Fully online

Day(s): Varied Schedule

Time: 12:00 AM

Sessions: 2

Contact Hours: 36

Cost: $499.00

Instructor: Diana Ostrander

Dates & Times:

10/7/2023   12:00AM – 12:00AM
Online – Begin Date
11/11/2023   12:00AM – 12:00AM Online – End Date